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2009 Yamaha TMAX Scooter Review Photo Gallery

Is the 2009 Yamaha TMAX a scooter or a streetbike? Read Gabe's story about this super-scooter in the full review here 2009 Yamaha TMAX Scooter Review.

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The 499cc DOHC engine propels the TMAX forward with plenty of torque, but there is a small hesitation off idle.
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The top speed on the Yamaha TMAX is somewhere around 100 mph.
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Storage on the Yamaha TMAX is ample with plenty of room for a full-face helmet and other items.
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The Yamaha TMAX has definitely made the top of the list for sportiness in a scooter.
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The TMAX even has some bling-factor to it located in the footwells where Yamaha thoughtfully added aluminum to protect the body areas from scuff marks.
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Control levers on the Yamaha TMAX are adjustable for longer or shorter fingers.
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Serious brakes are used on the TMAX super-scooter. Yamaha bolted on dual four-piston monobloc calipers and 267mm discs.
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The four-gallon fuel tank holds enough to get you approximately 150 miles betweens fill-ups.
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The styling cues on the TMAX are similar to the street bikes Yamaha produces.
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Out back the TMAX offers your passengers a cushy seat and footpegs so both riders enjoy the trip.
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One limitation to the TMAX is its weight, but at a claimed 489 lbs wet, the Yamaha is lighter than other bikes in this class.
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Urban scooter commuters are sure to enjoy the 40 hp the TMAX produces and as well as the large storage area for those unexpected shopping list stops.
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There is storage galor on the TMAX with enough room a helmet or two.
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The frame of TMAX is similar to a street bike chassis.
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Leo Vince has designed an aftermarket exhaust can for the TMAX.
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A third dummy piston works as a counterbalancer in the TMAX.
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The Yamaha TMAX combines some the best of both the streetbike and scooter worlds and costs less than others in the super-scooter spectrum.